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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Sarva Siksha Abhiyan | Kasturba Gandhi Awasiya Vidyalya | State Literacy Mission Authority (SLMA) | Saraswati Vahini (Mid-Day Meal) | Rastriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) | Computer literacy and Computer aided learning (ICT) | Establishment of Model School | Establishment of Girl’s Hostel | Tribal sub Plan for Education
Who we are    


Department of Education takes care of school education. It has primary, upper primary, secondary and high secondary streams of education. The Department of education is therefore created to provide education for all through the flagship programme on Sarva Siksha Abiyan (Education for All).

Added to it, government is committed to provide high school and higher secondary schools till 12th standards of education to provide equal educational opportunities for all. In this respect, government is governing high schools and higher secondary schools at the district level. The Department of Education is responsible for ensuring education for all to attain primary, high school and higher secondary school education for all.

Department of Human Resource Development manages the key functions of primary and higher education. Education is the key for development of any State. Since the creation of State there has been considerable expansion and improvement in educational facilities and enrolment at elementary stages, as evident from survey reports conducted by different agencies.

Department is striving hard to successfully implement the Sarva Shikcha Abhiyan Programme (SSA), the flagship programme for achieving the goals of elementary education.
School education has four broad stages Primary (I-V), Upper Primary (VI -VIII),
Secondary (IX-X) and Higher Secondary +2 (XI-XII) level schooling.
SSA has achieved the goals of access and enrolment to a large extent
covering Primary and Upper Primary stages. Now in the 11th Plan period
stress will be given on the quality in elementary sector and universalization of secondary and higher secondary education.  

Background    


Education is a big equaliser for all. Education is also an entry point for entering into job, acquiring basic knowledge and skills. Therefore, education is a vital input for human resource development. Knowing this, government has been investing in primary and high schools for enhancing the educational opportunities for all, irrespective of caste, religion, race, sex and disability. 

Earlier, education was considered as a welfare measures. After the constitutional amendment, education is now a fundamental rights and a legally enforceable and justiciable right after enactment of the Right to Education Act in 2009. This act provides right to primary education upto 8th standard to citizens. Therefore, government has the obligation now to provide primary education to all. For realisation of the right, Sarva Shiksha Abiyan/Education for All has been in vogue for providing universal access to education for all. To provide equal opportunities, government has created different forms of flexible and need based education as per the needs of girls, handicapped, migrants and others.

Government has also evolved policies for ensuring the enrolment of all the children, their retention in schools and attainment of primary education as per the standards of education. All these are done at the district level to increase the educational opportunities for the vulnerable groups who were earlier excluded from education. The department of education is therefore functioning as a nodal agency for various streams of education, both primary and secondary levels of education to expand the educational opportunities for all.

What we do?    
  • To contain the dropout in elementary education.
  • To improve the quality of education through better teacher training.
  • Reduction in access area by means of establishing new high schools.
  • Retention of enrolled students.
  • Improvement in girls enrolment by 10% particularly ST/SC and other weaker sections of the society.
  • Development of schools by providing better school building/furniture/Library/Laboratories/Common rooms/Toilets etc.
  • Delinking of at least 50% degree colleges by means of providing more +2 level schools
  • Strengthening of Teachers Training Institutes.
  • Strengthening of SCERT.
  • Strengthening and modernization of field offices.
  • Raise the Gross Enrolment Rate (GER) in secondary education (Classes IX and X) from 12% to 25% and the combined Secondary
    and Higher Secondary (Classes IX to XII) GER form 9% to 20% by 2011-12.
  • Substantial reduction in gender, social and regional gaps in GER and drop-outs.
  • 100 percent trained teachers in all schools.
  • Bringing down pupil-teacher ratio in secondary sector from 53:1 to 30:1 by 2011-12.
  • Implement ICT scheme in all Govt. and Aided Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools.
  • Extensive use of satellite based teaching methodology to provide access to Knowledge Centers.
  • Demand-driven vocational education in partnership with private partners/ employers.
  • Mobility through education streams and multiple entry/exit options.


Who is heading the education department?

Two key officials are responsible for Education department in Latehar. One is District Education Superintendent and another one is District Education Officer. The former is responsible for Sarva Siksha Abiyan and primary education the later is responsible for secondary education of the district.

Development Initiatives

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS

Sarva Siksha Abhiyan  

This is the flagship scheme for universalisation and quality elementary education being implemented with the assistance of GOI. Hundred percent achievements of targets in the area of Access and enrolment have been fixed till 2010.

Kasturba Gandhi Awasiya Vidyalya  

The scheme has been launched in the year 2006-07 with the support of GOI for Girls in educationally backward blocks having 75% and more ST/SC population and female literacy below the national average of women literacy. which are going on separately, would be subsumed under this flagship scheme after its formal commencement

State Literacy Mission Authority (SLMA) for TSP (80:20) and for OSP(60:40)

The Total Literacy Campaign (TLC), Post Literacy programme (PLP), Continuing Education (CE), Special Literacy drive etc. are being implemented in different districts of the state and the scheme is a continuing one. State Literacy Mission Authority (SLMA) is the nodal agency for implementation the scheme. The Government of India
provides its share in the T.S.P. districts in a ratio of 4:1 and in the OSP districts in a ratio of 3:2 basis. New initiatives and relook to the existing programme has been given to activate literacy drive and programme will
be run in more focused way in the year 2010-11.  

Saraswati Vahini (Mid-Day Meal)

Under this scheme, cooked Mid-Day Meal containing 450 calories and 15grams of protein has to be provided to students of class 1-5 with 80% regular attendance in their classes. Calorific value of the food for class VIVIII
children has been fixed as 700 calories and 20 grs. of protein for every children. The scheme is covering all Government Schools, Aided Schools, Madarsas and all EGS Centers. Cooked Mid-Day Meal is being provided on 25 days in a month.

GOI is providing Rs.2/ per student per day as central assistance for class 6-8 students apart form Rs 1.50/ it is providing for the students of class 1-

Rastriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA)

The goals of this scheme are- universal access, quality education, social equality and social justice to every child. A national norm and a common parameter for all types of schools have been fixed. Many existing schemes,
which are going on separately, would be subsumed under this flagship scheme after its formal commencement.

Computer literacy and Computer aided learning (ICT)

Government of India has sanctioned ICT (Information and Communication Technology) project under centrally assisted scheme. The project has been cleared for 1074 secondary schools in the year 2007-08 at a total cost of Rs. 12000.00 (One hundred twenty crore) out of which 5350.00 lakh will come as central assistance from GoI during 11th plan period and rest amount of Rs. 6650.00 lakh will be provided by the state government.

Establishment of Model School {75:25}

Government of India has planned to establish Model Schools on Kendriya Vidyalaya Templates during 11th Plan period. 203 educationally backward blocks will be taken up during 11th plan period and 41 blocks in the year
2010-11 under this scheme.

Establishment of Girl’s Hostel {90:10}

GoI has initiated this scheme for establishing Girls Hostel in Educationally Backward Block (EBB). Department is forwarding a proposal to GoI for construction of Girl’s Hostel in 103 KGBVs during the FY. 2010-11.

STATE PLAN SCHEMES

Continuing Schemes

Free distribution of Text-Books

All ST/SC boys and all girls of class I-VIII are getting free textbooks from SSA. General and O.B.C. category boys are being provided free Text Books from State Budget to meet the cost in the Merit Scholarship This scheme is continuing since 2003-04 to support meritorious students. 10 students from each block is being provided Merit Scholarship from the financial year 2007-08. Out of these 10 students, 2 each are selected from SC, ST and Girls category respectively and 4 from open category. Rate of scholarship is Rs200/- per month for 10 months in a year. Scholarship is provided to students of Class 6-8 who pass out from Class 5. Students are selected through a state level examination.

Construction/ Strengthening/ Renovation/ Upgradation of Trainingcolleges

State has 19 DIETs/PTTCs to conduct the pre and in-service trainings of elementary teachers”. Additional sum will be required for DIETs/PTTCs, where strengthening of existing infrastructure and construction of new structure will be taken up. In service training of teachers, action research and other academic work will also be done from this money. Therefore, a sum of Rs. 800.00 lakh will be required in the year 2010-11.

 Seminar /Symposium/ Teachers Day/ Awards to Teachers/ Publication/Procurement of Journals/Out sourcing of Professionals

Some special occasions/Events /Days like Teachers Day, Children’s Day has to celebrated/Organized by the directorate. Apart from this procurement and publications of journals/ Booklets/Leaflets/ hiring of services of professionals, awards to students and teachers are also given from this amount. In addition students and teachers will be exposed to knowledge through education excursion.

Support to un-aided Schools

There are many elementary schools which have been established after government permission. These schools are continuously serving their respective areas and population. State government is providing grant-inaid to these schools under the provisions of Act and Rules formed for this purpose.

Teacher Award

Rural Schools are not giving adequate attention towards health and hygiene of children. There is need to initiate innovative programme like hair cutting, hand washing day celebration etc. by students.

TRIBAL SUB PLAN

A sum of Rs. 16170.00 lakhs has been earmarked for Tribal Sub Plan out of total proposed outlay of Rs. 56435.00 lakhs during Annual Plan 2010-11.  

SPECIAL COMPONENT SUB PLAN

A sum of Rs. 9306.00 lakhs has been earmarked for SCSP out of total proposed outlay of Rs. 56435.00 lakhs during Annual Plan 2010-11.Teachers are the back bone of education system and they need incentive for their good work. Directorate has made a plan to reward the teachers, of proven academic quality on the pattern of National Teachers Award. This reward is being given to the teachers from block to state level.

 
Establishment of Jharkhand Council for Educational Research and Training (JCERT)

State Government has established Jharkhand Council for Educational Research and Training (JCERT) to academically support its different DIETs, CTEs and other training institutions. Land has been identified
Posts have also been sanctioned. Campus development of JCERT will required nearly 1200.00 lakh. A sum of Rs. 250.00 lakh (Two crore fifty lakh) for campus development and 200.00 lakh (Two Crore) for salary and
other academic works will be required in 2010-11.

Skill Development Mission and Vocational Education in +2 Schools

Process of Industrialization has begun in the state and this will create many job opportunities. On the pattern of National Skill Development Mission a state skill development mission has been constituted in Jharkhand. This skill development mission intends to develop human these jobs. To fulfil the requirement of different Industrial Sectors,
vocational Education will be introduced at Secondary level at a large scale in different trades.

Strengthening of B.Ed./College for Teacher Education (CTE) and othertraining institutions

The Government of India has sanctioned 3 College of Teacher Education (CTE) and one Institute for Advance Studies in Education (IASE) for Jharkhand by upgrading existing B.Ed. Colleges. These Training Institutes
are serving districts of Ranchi, Gumla, Lohardagga, Hazaribagh, Koderma, Giridih, Deoghar, Dumka and Jamtara. only. For remaining 13 districts, which do not have facility of Secondary level teachers’ Education
Institute in Government sector, department has to establish 3 CTE (College for Teacher Education) one each at Palamu, Kolhan (Chaibasa) and Dumka. Infrastructure development in new/old CTE will be taken up
in the current financial year. Apart from the civil work other academic and research works and in service training of teachers will be taken up.

Creation of Post in different level Schools

Department has upgraded 336 Middle Schools to High School and 171 High Schools into +2 Schools. Due to this up gradation posts have been created in these schools under plan head.

Grant in Aid to Vitta Rahit Vidyalayas

Many schools, which have been established with the permission of state Government and they are serving the population of the area, are getting recurring grant from state government.

Scholarship to the Students Enrolled in RIMC, Deharadun and Merit
cum Means Scholarship to State Government Students

State Government is providing Rs. 15000/- annual scholarship to the student of Jharkhand state enrolled in Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), Deharadun. The department is also providing merit-cum-means
scholarship to students of BPL family every year. Under this scheme, 10 student of every block are selected thorough a state level examination. Scholarship is provided to the students of class IX and X @ 200/- p.m. for
10 months. Therefore, a sum of Rs. 1.5 lakh (One lakh Fifty thousand) for RIMC and 125.00 lakh (One crore twenty five lakh) for Merit-cum-Means Scholarship is being proposed.

Free Cycle distribution to General and OBC girls enrolled in Class -VIII

To promote the education of girls and to improve their attendance in school, state has decided to provide free cycles to the General and OBC girl students of below poverty line family, who are studying in class-VIII.
resources and planned steps have to taken for orientation, strengthening and consolidation of different vocational trades under human resource development department. State will have to produce trained youths for

Free Education for girls up to Intermediate level

To promote the education of girls, government has taken a decision to provide free education to every girl studying in schools up to Intermediate level. Examination fees are not being charged by JAC (Jharkhand Academic Council) from girl students and loss incurred to JAC is being reimbursed by the state government. Under this scheme Rs. 750.00 lakh is required annually.

Establishment of new District Libraries and strengthening of existing district libraries (including creation of additional reading facilities)

As per the recommendation of knowledge commission, state has to revamp all public and school libraries. At present there are one state library, 4 divisional libraries, 12 district library and 1 sub-divisional library in the state. Additional 8 new district libraries are to be established at Deoghar, Bokaro, Jamtara, Koderma, Pakur, Simdega and Khunti and each new district library will have to be provided with enough staff and other infrastructure. Existing libraries do not have proper buildings and other recurring costs so there is a need to construct building and other infrastructure for these libraries and provide recurring cost for their regular function.

Organization of seminar/symposium/purchase printing of materials

The HRD department (Primary, Secondary & Higher) organizes Teachers day, publish/ purchase/print other educational journals/booklets/ leaflets and short term training courses (other than teachers training) also.
In addition students and teachers will be exposed to knowledge through education excursion.

Development fund for Netarhat Awasiya Vidyalaya/Indira Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya and Grant-in-aid to Sainik School, Tilaya

Government gives fund for development of Netarhat Awasiya Vidyalaya and Indira Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas every year from its plan head to keep these Vidyalayas in good condition. State also provide grant to Sainik School, Tilaiya for its upkeep. There is a need to continue support to these Vidyalayas on a regular basis.

Teacher Award

Teachers are the back bone of education system and they need incentive for their good work. Department has made a plan to reward the teachers of proven academic quality on the pattern National Teacher Award. This
reward scheme will be given from block to state level.

Provision of On line Education via Satellite in Secondary Schools

To connect the selected secondary schools via satellite a scheme has been prepared by the department. In the financial year 2008-09 ten schools from each division of the state will be selected for connectivity through this
technology. ISRO is preparing a hub at state head quarter with the support of JSAC and all selected schools/training institutions would be connected with this by. and education will be provided via satellite.
Teachers of high academic records would provide interactive education on line in these schools.

Support to up graded Kasturba Gandhi Awasiya Vidyalya

State Government has upgraded KGBV up to class 10th from the academic year 2008-09 and a proposal to upgrade it up to 12th F.C. from 2010-11 is under consideration. The additional cost on establishment of secondary
wing (class 10 to 12) shall be the part of state plan budget. The amount sanctioned for secondary wing would be spent on salary of teachers and provision of residential facilities to girls

TRIBAL SUB PLAN

A sum of Rs. 4899.50.00 lakhs has been earmarked for Tribal Sub Plan out of total proposed outlay of Rs. 12055.00 lakhs during Annual Plan 2010-11.

 SPECIAL COMPONENT SUB PLAN

A sum of Rs. 1903.00 lakhs has been earmarked for Special Component Sub Plan out of total proposed outlay of Rs. 12055.00 lakhs during Annual Plan 2010-11.

Support to Adolescences Education and population Education

Government of India through National Aids Control Society (NACO) is providing some fund for promotion of population and adolescences education in schools. NACO has suggested that monitoring and training
of teachers should be supported teacher component by the state fund also.

Promotion of English language teaching in Schools

Knowledge of English is becoming essential for the students to cope with the new work culture. It is necessary to take steps to improve English amongst them. English and Foreign Language University, Hyderabad is
providing some fund with a suggestion that state should also strengthen its own English Language Teaching Institutions.

Inclusive Education

Under universal access and coverage of children with special need (CWSN), importance has to be given to these category children. State has no proper data base of CWSN. Therefore, a separate data base has to be
created and survey for this has to be done. GoI has given stress to implement this scheme more effectively and it will provide some central assistance for this after creation of proper data base. Survey for the CWSN
will be conducted through NGOs.


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